Saturday, May 14, 2011

White Corn Guacamole

A couple of weeks back, an out-of-town friend and I went over to the Fashion Show Mall after work so she could pick up something she needed.  While we were there,  we decided to have dinner at California Pizza Kitchen.  We have a couple CPKs here but I don't eat there often because they seem out of the way - being in malls.

For an appetizer, we decided to try the White Corn Guacamole.  It was delicious! Diced avocado, white corn and black beans are the main ingredients.  Lime juice and cilantro were evident.  Looking at the menu, it seems that green onion, jicama and red pepper are involved.  I found Bobby Flay's recipe for something similar, though he chars the corn.  I made my own version today, combining the two, using charred corn, onion, black beans, avocado, lime juice and cilantro.  I didn't have any peppers but would definitely try some jalapeno in there.

I served mine on some crostini instead of chips.  And, of course, had some white wine to go with.  This is definitely going to be a staple for me.  The sweet corn with the avocado is amazing.  Also, I think dicing the avocado instead of mashing it the way to go.



JohnnyB said...

when we make burritos or similar dishes, we usually have both avocado and Trader Joe's Organic Super Sweet frozen corn (defrosted but still cold).

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Jenny said...

Sounds very tasty!

Marcie said...

Simply awesome! I too have tried the White Corn Guacamole at California Pizza and, sad to say, am finding myself there way too often just for this dish! Very yummy.

Look for a good recipe so I can make it myself!

Just saying :)